Flooring Care & Maintenance Guide

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Carpet Care

The most important piece of any carpeting care routine is regular vacuuming. Soil particles can get ground down by foot traffic and damage your carpet’s fibers, so it’s imperative to remove dirt often. For shag carpets with long, cable-like fibers, use a suction-only vacuum or one with an adjustable brush.

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Preventative Maintenance

  • Don’t track dirt inside – place mats at entrances
  • Move heavy furniture carefully – never drag it
  • Use carpet protectors under furniture legs
  • Reduce exposure to direct sunlight with shades

Handling Spills

  • Remove as much of the spill as possible. Work from outer edges toward the center.
  • If necessary, use a recommended cleaning solution.
  • Rinse affected areas with clean water to remove sticky residues.
  • Absorb remaining moisture by layering clean towels over the spill & applying pressure.

Hardwood Care

Color loss & scratches are just a few examples of common types of damage to which hardwood floors are susceptible. Save time and money with the right preventative measures.

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Preventative Maintenance

Put pads and covers on the legs of furniture to avoid scratches & marks. Use care when moving heavy objects & never drag these items, as this can cause scuffing.

Also note that your pets’ nails can cause scratches, which can be reduced with regular trimming. Your pets’ urine can also cause stains and should be wiped up immediately.

 

Additional Tips

Hardwood reacts natural to UV rays from the sun, which can cause permanent discoloration. Use shades or other window treatments to minimize your floor’s exposure to radiation from direct sunlight.

Laminate Care

Laminate floors may be durable, but that doesn't make them immune to all damage. Keep your laminate floors safe from damage and healthy for years to come with these regular care and maintenance techniques. 

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Preventative Maintenance

  • Use door mats at entryways to collect dirt
  • Rug pads can prevent damage from slippage of area rugs
  • Floor protectors can minimize dents & scratches
  • Keep pet's nails trimmed to prevent scratches
  • Don’t try to slide heavy objects across the floor

Additional Tips

Protect your laminate floors from scratches and wear with protective mats placed under furniture or chairs with castor wheels. If you do get a scratch, you can cover it with a kit made specifically for laminate. Be sure to call our team for comprehensive cleaning solutions!

Tile Care

Tile & stone floors are probably the easiest type of flooring to maintain & keep clean. Daily cleaning should include sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming to remove the accumulated dirt that can scratch or dull your tiles. 

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Preventative Maintenance

To keep your floors looking fresh, wipe down your tiles with a damp mop or steam mop weekly. Clean up any standing water right away to prevent discoloration, and remember to use a cleaner with a neutral pH that was designed specifically for stone or tile flooring. 

Additional Tips

When vacuuming your tile floors, remember to raise or turn off your beater bar, otherwise you run the risk of scratching your floors. Never use detergents or soaps, as these can promote the growth of mildew. And never use cleaners containing acids, vinegar, chlorine, or ammonia, or you may discolor your stone's surface.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring Care

Luxury vinyl flooring is the ideal solution for busy households. Not only is it beautiful, but luxury vinyl is easy to clean and maintain with these tips from the experts at the Flooring Place.

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Preventative Maintenance

  • Sweep your floors regularly to remove any loose dirt & grit
  • Wipe up any spills as soon as they happen
  • Use large, non-staining floor protectors underneath furniture

Additional Tips

Clean your floors using one of our hard surface flooring cleaners from Holloway House & a dry mop or clean cloth. And never use harsh chemicals, steam, or a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar.

Area Rug Care

Keep your area rug around for the long haul with care and maintenance tips from our experts. Weekly vacuuming can remove trapped dirt and allergens, and high-traffic areas may need even more frequent vacuuming. Remember to disconnect your vacuum's rotator brush if you have a shag rug.

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Preventative Maintenance

Invest in doormats and place them at all entrances to your home. Encourage your guests to use them and to remove their shoes before walking across your rug. Try to limit your rugs' exposure to direct sunlight, which can fade colors over time.

Have your rugs professionally cleaned on occasion. To help you remember, consider incorporating this deep clean into your annual spring cleaning routine.

Handling Spills

Stain-resistant doesn't mean stain-proof, so never let a spill sit. Water-based spills may be easy to clean up, but consult your manufacturer's guidelines when it comes to oil-based messes. Consider investing in a manufacturer-approved cleaning product, such as Shaw's Carpet Cleaner.

It's also important that you never dry clean your rug & to avoid using bleach.

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